Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Feb 2006 22:42 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Mac OS X "The Unofficial Apple Weblog has posted a short story on the top five mistakes made by new Mac users. It includes closing an application window and thinking it has quit, downloading software and then running it from the disk image (runs slowly, can't eject disk image), and Windows .exe files littered around the desktop after they've tried to download software and install it. The comments attached to the article are entertaining, and pick up many other common mistakes. Here's a precise list of things that TUAW and its users said in comments, and a few of my own."
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RE: Usability
by Shane on Thu 9th Feb 2006 02:21 UTC in reply to "Usability"
Shane
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2005-07-06

Why not? The fact that it's different doesn't make it retarded. Here's why it makes sense:

When navigating through a document, right arrow key will move the cursor one character to the right. Option+right arrow will move one word to the right. Command+right arrow moves to the end of that line. Left arrow combinations work in a similar way.

Makes sense now doesn't it? I actually find it faster to move around this way now. Since I'm pressing the arrow keys anyway, adding a modifier is fast. There's no need to hunt for the home and end buttons, especially on a laptop keyboard.

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